Monday, July 24, 2006
It's Monday! And, as you're no doubt aware, this Sunday will see the broadcast of the last ever edition of Top of the Pops. Sob, etc. To commemorate this somewhat unfortunate and depressing event, this week is going to be something of a Top of the Pops special here at TiaPL, with all sorts of related articles and whatnots - i.e. two - culminating in our last ever Thoughts of the Pops piece next Monday. But that's ages away, yet! We have more pressing business to attend to so here, without further ado, is what we learnt from the penultimate Top of the Pops:-
- Primal Scream were doing Dolls. We'd have more to say about this had we not been so technologically inept that our recording only began at the very end of their performance.
- With his cover of Iris, Ronan Keating managed the seemingly impossible by managing to make a Goo Goo Dolls song sound worse. For his next trick he'll be attempting to make a Ronan Keating song sound good.
- Lemar back with It's Not That Easy. The 'It' he's referring to is remembering just who the bloody hell Lemar actually is.
- The Strokes, despite becoming more and more irrelevant by the day, are releasing a third single, You Only Live Once, from their recent album. No, we don't quite understand why, either.
- Former Misteeq lady Alesha is coming on very strong with new single Lipstick. Mere words can't do justice to it's brilliance, suffice to say it's the sort of thing that Verbalicious should have released as a follow up to Don't Play Nice. Yes, that good!
- RETRO: The Specials doing Ghost Town. We'd have preferred to have seen Nobby the Sheep doing Ghost Train.
- For their performance of Smiley Faces, Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo demonstrated exactly why, ahem, 'larger' gentlemen should not wear bright red jackets, shirts and bow-ties all at the same time. They look like giant tomatoes.
- Snow Patrol are Chasing Cars. Lets just hope that one of them breaks suddenly and without warning.
- McFly are at number one. Oh for fuck's sake, etc. Though with any luck they'll be able to use the royalties to buy some bloody belts. We're fed up seeing their boxer shorts.